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The Heath Fair will stage musical performances all weekend — Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15-17 — beginning Friday night with Parsonsfield.

Sounds Local: The Heath Fair's musical soul

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

When you think about country fairs, music is probably not the first thing that comes to your mind; unless, of course, you are thinking about the Heath Fair! This small agricultural fair, which kicks off tomorrow, offers an impressive musical lineup that consists of mostly local musicians. The music takes place amidst tractor pulls and sheep shows and is a … 0

Sounds Local: Northern Routes New Music Festival, unafraid to test the limits

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We are fortunate to live in an area where we can enjoy all types of music, even music that is considered unconventional and far removed from the mainstream. This weekend, listeners will have the opportunity to experience a variety of adventurous and experimental sounds when the Northern Routes New Music Festival touches down … 0

Sounds Local: Here comes the Upper Valley Music Festival

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The past couple of weekends have been busy ones in Greenfield. First there was the Green River Festival and then last weekend the Summerfest. The festivities will continue when the Upper Valley Music Festival comes to Greenfield on Saturday, July 26. Now in its fourth year, the festival will include nearly 40 musical … 0

Sounds Local: Two great shows

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Singer-songwriter Patty Carpenter of Guilford, Vt., has been entertaining area audiences for many years now. You may know her as a solo jazz singer, or as a member of the genre-blurring Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band. You may also … 0

Sounds Local: Trailer Park brings the party to Mohawk

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

For the past 20 years, Trailer Park has been the Pioneer Valley’s go-to party band, proving time and again that it can entice even the most reluctant among us to get out on the dance floor. The band … 0

Sounds Local: The good & the bad

Thursday, January 2, 2014

As we move into 2014, it’s time to look back at the year that was and to revel in the CDs and live shows that we enjoyed as well as some of the disappointments we experienced. Throughout the year, we were continually reminded of all the amazingly talented … 0

Sounds Local: Want to celebrate with music & dancing? Sheryl’s got you covered

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

You wouldn’t necessarily expect a rock guitarist to team up with a jazz singer, but that’s what will happen when John Sheldon and Samirah Evans come together for a show at the Arts Block in Greenfield on New Year’s Eve. Evans is a jazz and blues singer whose … 0

Sounds Local: Dive into the new year

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

When Lake Street Dive takes the stage at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton on New Year’s Eve, the Signature Sounds recording artists will have plenty to celebrate. This past year has been a good one. The quartet has … 0

Sounds Local: Twang and Tinsel

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

It will be a night of twang and tinsel when The Twangbusters take the stage at the Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. This show marks The Twangbusters’ debut at the coffeehouse and its members couldn’t be more excited. The Twangbusters are fronted … 0

Sounds Local: Life as a musical nomad

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Shanta Paloma was first drawn to music at the age of 7 when she discovered an old piano in the basement of a music shop in Paris. Her parents agreed to purchase the piano as long as she … 0

Sounds Local: Holiday Sampler

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! Today is more than just a day of feasting with family and friends, it also marks the official beginning of the holiday season and the month ahead will be a busy one full of shopping and … 0

Sounds Local: Good music, good times

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Looking for the recipe for a bona-fide good time? It’s simple! Gather together some talented musicians from western Massachusetts and seal the union with some fine whiskey. That was the basic idea behind The Whiskey Treaty, a musical … 0

Sounds Local: A touch more hot sauce

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The competition dance show ?Dancing with the Stars? is one of the most popular shows on television, proving that people just love watching other people dance. But instead of just watching those tangos and waltzes glide across your … 0

Sounds Local: "So far, it has been a blast"

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ethan Stone has always been one to give back to his community. An established singer-songwriter, who divides his time between Boston and Athol, Stone, is the driving force behind the free Tool Town Live free concert series held … 0

Sounds Local: Emotional hits

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Singer-songwriter Jamie Kent performs about 200 shows a year, has released two CDs and has a solid fan base called “the collective,” a grass-roots group whose members give input into his career choices. But Kent realized that it was great songs that put musicians on the national map … 0